Prediabetes is when a person’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to qualify for a diagnosis of type II diabetes. Individuals with prediabetes are more likely to develop type II diabetes and may have some associated problems already.
Fortunately, prediabetes does not have to turn into type II diabetes. The disease can be reversed at this stage by lowering body weight and adopting an active lifestyle. The American Diabetes Association recommends losing 7% of your body weight and engaging in moderate exercise for 30 minutes, five days week to reduce the risk for developing type II diabetes by 58%.
Prediabetes also increases the possibility for developing heart disease and stroke, so risk factors (such as tobacco use, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol) for these conditions should also be controlled.
The Diabetes Care and Prevention Program will be presenting a 16-week course at the Peak Health and Wellness Center on this topic. See the details listed here.
Living Well with Prediabetes
Course: 16-Week Diabetes Prevention Course
Starts: April 25th
Times: Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30 PM (in the cycling studio)
Location: Peak Health and Wellness Center, 5000 Blue Mountain Road, Missoula, MT, 59804
Cost: $100 with $50 refundable at completion of the course
Registration: You must pre-register by contacting the Diabetes Care and Prevention Program at 406-329-5781.
Open to anyone at risk for diabetes, including anyone who overweight (BMI 25 or greater) AND has been diagnosed with one of the following:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- High triglycerides
- A history of gestational diabetes, or has given birth to a baby over 9 pounds
Please note that space is limited. And remember, you must call early to preregister.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to change your life!